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Deployable Intracranial Sensor Array

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78139
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-028-0170
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Deployable Intracranial Sensor Array
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-06-C-0400
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

Cortical Spreading Depression (CSD) as a secondary phenomenon to traumatic head injury can herald further brain tissue damage well after the initial injury. The only way to reliably record CSD is through direct electrode contact with the brain. With modern equipment this requires that the skull and dura be removed, which is only feasible in a small number of patients. Infoscitex and our partners at Children's Hospital Boston propose a novel subdural electrode array capable of being inserted through a standard hole used for intra-cranial pressure (ICP) monitoring. One of our arrays alone can cover 6 cm2 of cortical tissue, and has electrodes spaced up to 1 cm apart. The design of our array is ideal for recording the low-frequency waves of CSD. Our array will be beneficial in cases both of traumatic head injury and also brain injuries from stroke. The potential benefits to monitoring for CSD in all patients who require ICP monitoring is vast, due to the number of potential patients and the high incidence of secondary injury. The team assembled for this program involves experts in the field of subdural electrode placement and signal recording, as well as considerable experience in developing minimally invasive medical devices.

Principal Investigator:

Anna Galea
7818901339
agalea@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Official
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Contact: Norman Dean
Contact Phone: (617) 355-6005
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization